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Does abreva really work for you?

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Seems like i apply abreva as indicated as often as indicated and my OB's still last 7-9 days. Youse guys?

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I have great success with Abreva. The key is to catch it during the prodome before a blister forms. If you start using it at the first tingle it can prevent a sore from ever forming. It does also help me when a sore has already formed. My most recent cold sore popped up over night so I didn't get a chance to catch it in time. I used Abreva on it several times a day and it cleared up in less than a week.

Similarly, I have success with Abreva for GHSV1. The other night I noticed 3 small red bumps on my pubic area. I applied Abreva before bed, and when I woke up they were completely gone.

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